Dental team in Houston is asked, “Can a patient with periodontal disease get porcelain veneers?”

Can Periodontal Disease Patient Get Porcelain Veneers Houston

Millions of people suffer from periodontal disease, also called gum disease. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults ages 65 and older. In addition to leaving a patient with swollen and tender gums, periodontal disease can affect the beauty of the smile. In the advanced stages of the disease, periodontitis, teeth can become loose and eventually fall out. Rest assured the Vivid Dental team in Houston can provide treatments regardless of the stage of periodontal disease. We understand that periodontal disease can cause concerns especially when there is a desire for a more beautiful smile. We are often asked, “Can I get porcelain veneers if I have periodontal disease?” We are happy to explain.


Restoring health to the smile


Before addressing the appearance of the smile, we must address its health. This involves thoroughly examining the mouth, teeth, and gums to determine the right diagnosis and treatment. A sign of gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease, is bleeding gums when brushing or flossing. It is our goal to address this sign as well as any other signs or symptoms promptly and provide relief. During treatment, we can remove infection and plaque so the gum tissue can return to a healthy state. If the patient suffers from periodontitis, there are treatments we can recommend to restore health to the smile such as deep cleaning.


Enhancing the beauty of the smile


Once periodontal disease has been treated, we can then explore the possibility of a cosmetic treatment such as veneers. These wafer thin shells can boost confidence and self-esteem. They are highly recommended to enhance the beauty of the smile. We use veneers to close gaps between teeth, deliver perfectly looking straight teeth, brighten teeth, and reshape teeth. For treatment, we may need to minimally prepare the teeth to ensure the veneers fit precisely. Then, we ensure they blend naturally with the smile.


At Vivid Dental, we care about the health and beauty of the smile. We can work with a patient to tailor a treatment plan that addresses optimal health and wellness as well as a method to attain the smile of his or her dreams.

Dr. Monti Harpalani, Vivid Dental

Vivid Dental

Dr. Monti Harpalani

Dr. Monti Harpalani is one of the most respected and highly sought-after dentists in Houston TX. Having graduated from the New York University College of Dentistry with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery, he furthered his passion for dentistry through a yearlong General Practice Residency at the Woodhull Medical Center in New York. Here he gained exposure to the fields of cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry. Since then Dr. Harpalani has had extensive hands-on experience and training in the varied facets of dental care and is keen on providing his patients with customized and comprehensive dental care. Through his dental practice, Vivid Dental, he brings to patients cutting edge and modern dental treatments such as Lumineers, Veneers, and Six Month Smiles. Also, he provides traditional solutions such as crowns, implants and root canal procedures and can also be contacted for dental emergencies.

11560 FM 1960 West,
Suite #200,
Houston, TX 77065
(281) 809 4902

Our Office Hours

Monday 10am-6pm
Wednesday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-6pm
Emergencies Seen Promptly


Amenities Offered

  • Friendly, Caring Staff
    (Each Has a Gentle Touch)
  • Living Room Style Waiting Area
  • TVs in Treatment Rooms
    (PLUS Pillows, Blankets, & Warm Scented Towels)
  • Internet Station &
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    in Reception Area
  • Insurance Friendly &
    Flexible Financing